by Anwaar Hussain,
Written by Anwaar Hussain
Dear Mr. Buckley,
Writing in National Review Online in February 2006, you William F. Buckley Jr. its Editor at Large and a diehard conservative icon, admitted that the U.S. mission in Iraq has failed but gave the following reason for the disaster;
â€œOur mission has failed because Iraqi animosities have proved uncontainable by an invading army of 130,000 Americansâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦they have not been able to contend against the ice men who move about in the shadows with bombs and grenades and pistols.â€
No Mr. Buckley, no. You are muddying the water.
Since your chant has now been taken up by many Cons, Neocons and Repubs, the record must be set straight.
Buckley, your great country went to war with a nation that was already
impoverished by more than 20 years of war and American led, UN-imposed
sanctions. The immediate aftermath of the war found the traumatized
Iraqi society without a recognized head of state or a working
administration with well over 70 highly fragmented political parties
pulling their unfortunate country in every which way.